I don’t have A) The Money B) The Skill or C) The Discipline to play cash poker, but I am starting to grow more interested in gaining playing experience that more closely resembles micro or very low stakes cash play. (I’m aware higher stakes are a different ball game all together for serious players). I think I know what you’re thinking and before you go there, I more than realize play chip/social poker and cash poker can never be the same thing, as real risk is needed in the game to play it properly - HOWEVER, I am on the verge of trying to ask certain players or those who may be interested to come together at certain times to join in some ring or sit n’ go games. This is not intended to disrespect Replay; it is intended to gain playing experience without real money risk.
It would be impossible to set parameters to these types of games, as there are basically limitless and an infinite number of approaches and styles. I do have a feeling that there are a decent amount of people who know what type of game I am talking about. One where players fold a lot pre-flop, one where players raise pre-flop, where players 3-bet, and even 4-bet. One where an open PF raise gets one or two callers, instead of 6-8. Where thought goes into post-flop play. Where things aren’t always a race. Where limping is rare. I know this may be asking for a miracle. I’m looking for players who are actually interested in learning. Where inflating a bankroll with play chips is secondary to learning lessons and gaining a better understanding of the game.
I would be seeking experienced and solid players who have cash game experience to help those learning. I would appreciate honesty and integrity. I expect the solid players to actually have had some cash game success - and if they are willing to help players gain experience it would be fantastic.
If you’re someone who doesn’t chase outrageous draws with bad odds, or limp every hand, or are just playing on a wing and a prayer M.O. to catch flops, but rather someone who wants to somewhat learn the intricacies of the game and who takes more pride in their games than the typical boring, passive play, then please reach out to this post. If there are people interested more in this style of game or learning from experienced players via playing experience (with them), please reach out and perhaps we can arrange a group to play sit n go’s or ring games at a certain time. This sounds like the initial stages of forming a league, but I don’t really know how that would hold up.
If there are also experienced, solid players (mostly with cash game experience and success) who may be willing to play HU or short handed games at a slow place and from time to time stop (posting ‘away’ between hands) to review in the chat, that could maybe be a great help.
I also would like to reiterate I am by no means a decent player - I am slowly learning the basics - and I intend no disrespect towards anyone or towards Replay. If you may be able to offer help, input, or suggestions regarding this idea, please do so. I’m just looking for a good experience environment to learn actual poker - one that more resembles real risk/real cash play than what is so often seen here. Some players just aren’t very good at all, regardless.
And I obviously mean quite bad - as a lot of us really aren’t that good and may think we are.
I’m more talking about players who really don’t even have the slightest clue. For players to make an effort to actually play as if it is real money. It’s a very difficult topic in general, but nonetheless, I’m looking to try. Thank you all very much.